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Doctor insights on: Vagisil Feminine Powder

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Do feminine hygene products like vagisil or douches actually do anything for women?

Do feminine hygene products like vagisil or douches actually do anything for women?

No: For the vast majority of women, these products have more potential for harm than good. You should be able to maintain your own hygiene and ph without help of pharmaceuticals, however if you're having a problem see a gyn rather than using those products. ...Read more

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How safe is vagisil daily feminine wash for women compared to douche?

How safe is vagisil daily feminine wash for women compared to douche?

Probably not: The vagina is self=cleaning and there is very little need for regular douching. Plain water is adequate for washing the vagina. Many studies show that douching regularly causes more problems like bacterial vaginosis, fungal vaginitis, and contact dermatitis. ...Read more

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What is best feminine douche in european market - similar to vagisil odor block douche? The one that is harmless, pH neutral with similar ingredients?

What is best feminine douche in european market - similar to vagisil odor block douche? The one that is harmless, pH neutral with similar ingredients?

None are good: Using a douche does more harm than good. It kills off the healthy bacteria that protect and clean the vagina. Soap and water is all you need for cleaning. If you have an odor problem then schedule a visit for bacterial vaginosis testing. This is the most common cause of vaginal odor and can be treated with antibiotics. ...Read more

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How good is vagisil pH balanced, odour control formula feminine wash? I sometimes have fishy smell down there & it's annoying & embarrassing! I test ok

How good is vagisil pH balanced, odour control formula feminine wash? I sometimes have fishy smell down there & it's annoying & embarrassing! I test ok

Good: There's no harm in the product you describe but it sounds like it's not clearing up your symptoms. An odor almost always means an elevation of your ph. Nearly 100% of the time. Sometimes the tests the doctors perform in their office aren't accurate (i.e. Looking under microscope). If I have a patient and their ph is elevated, I treat them for bacterial vaginosis even if micro is negative. ...Read more

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How can I relieve the burning from vulvitis I've tried vagisil ice Monistat and baby powder. It hurts really badlyi haven't slept in days?

How can I relieve the burning from vulvitis I've tried vagisil ice Monistat and baby powder. It hurts really badlyi haven't slept in days?

Need a diagnosis: Since you are not responding to yeast medication then the cause may not be yeast. You need a proper diagnosis to find out what medication can relieve your symptoms. Our office is close to you and we would be happy to see you and help fix this problem. ...Read more

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I'm not sexually active, a couple of months ago I got a bad reaction from this vagisil powder, ever since I've been burning on the outside of my v why?

I'm not sexually active, a couple of months ago I got a bad reaction from this vagisil powder, ever since I've been burning on the outside of my v why?

See your doctor: You might have a yeast infection that can be treated with medication. You might also have had an allergic reaction to the powder and need treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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Any precautions for using Vagisil powder in my underwear for a sweating issue? How often can I use it? Have severe sweating from medicine side effect.

Any precautions for using Vagisil powder in my underwear for a sweating issue? How often can I use it? Have severe sweating from medicine side effect.

Why vagisil?: This product is marketed for "feminine odor". If you are simply sweating, any powder, even corn starch, will do and you will not risk anything from extra perfumes or chemicals. Be sure you are wearing cotton underwear and changing often. Ask your doctor whether this "sweating" is an expected side effect, and how soon you can stop taking it. ...Read more

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Can I put vagisil inside my vagnal?

Can I put vagisil inside my vagnal?

That's the idea: Heather, Vagisil is meant to cure yeast infections. It is meant to go in your vagina. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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How/where do you apply vagisil cream?

How/where do you apply vagisil cream?

External genital: Vagisil cream is usually use to relieve burning and itching of the vulva (external genital area). A small amount should be applied externally (to the external genital area) for symptom relief. ...Read more

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How fast does vagisil work for smell?

How fast does vagisil work for smell?

Depends: You may have bacterial vaginosis which needs to be treated with metronidazole instead of Vagisil. Ask you doctor for metronidazol gel for fastest resolution of smelling vaginal discharge. ...Read more

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What are the vagisil wash side effects?

What are the vagisil wash side effects?

Check label: On the label of any medication the potential side effects will be listed in detail for you to read. ...Read more

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What is vagisil anti itch creamuse for?

What is vagisil anti itch creamuse for?

Relief of symptoms: It helps to tolerate the itch or low grade pain associated with vaginal infections while the medication to treat the infection is working. ...Read more

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How many times can I apply vagisil cream a day?

How many times can I apply vagisil cream a day?

Follow instructions: Recommend following the packaging instructions which is usually no more than 3-4 times a day. If you are still having irritation I would recommend follow up with a gynecologist. There are conditions that Vagisil won't treat. Make sure you are using the right product. ...Read more

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Can Vagisil treat my BV?

Can Vagisil treat my BV?

Vaginitis: Vagisil is used for fungal vaginitis and won't treat bacterial vaginitis ...Read more

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How to apply vagisil?

How to apply vagisil?

Package insert: Follow the directions on the package insert. Insert it into the vagina for aplication. ...Read more

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How effective is vagisil?

Sometimes: Sometimes it works, sometimes not, sometimes people react to the ingredients and develop a new issue, so check with your doctor if worse or not improving. ...Read more

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How do you use vagisil wipes and are they effective?

How do you use vagisil wipes and are they effective?

Feminine wipes: Many feminine wipes contain ingredients such as fragrances or preservatives that can irritate delicate tissues in the vulvar area and can cause a contact dermatitis. Best way to take care of the area is to wash with a mild, fragrance-free soap or cleansing bar, avoid using washcloths or sponges (just use hands) and use a fragrance-free dye-free detergent when washing your clothes and underwear. ...Read more

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I want to know, what are y'alls thoughts on Vagisil Ph Balance wash?

I want to know, what are y'alls thoughts on Vagisil Ph Balance wash?

Please, No!: These commercial products like Vagisil pH wash are totally unnecessary as the vagina is like many ovens, self-cleaning. Moreover, you will 'wash away" the good bacteria (Doderlein's) that keep the vaginal pH stabilized and make you more susceptible to vaginal infections. ...Read more

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Is it okay to use vagisil odor block protection wash? How often may I use it?

Yes: Yes, vagisil is a safe product to use. I would use at most 2 times a week. A lot of women are using products unnecessarily. If your vagina actually smells, then you should consider being evaluated for a bacterial infection. Vagina is like a self-cleaning oven, it actually doesn't need any products to keep it fresh and clean! Your diet, exercise, sleep are more important for vaginal health! ...Read more

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I have an odor down there that won't go away no matter what I do. I've tried cleansing washes and vagisil but nothing helps. What do I do?

I have an odor down there that won't go away no matter what I do. I've tried cleansing washes and vagisil but nothing helps. What do I do?

See a gynecologist: There are several causes of vaginal infections that can produce a malodorous discharge. Somebody needs to get a full history, including your sexual experiences, and examine you and the discharge to make a diagnosis and recommend treatment. Try women's health assoc in corbin or cathleen suto in williamsburg. Good luck. ...Read more

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I've been tested and done everything you can think of, I still have discomfort down there. Nobody seems to know. I've literally just relied on vagisil?

I've been tested and done everything you can think of, I still have discomfort down there. Nobody seems to know. I've literally just relied on vagisil?

Vulvodynia?: There is a condition called idiopathic vulvodynia. (The name doesn't really say much: it's Latin for vulvar pain of unknown cause.) If you have genital burning or pain and all exams and tests show for sure no yeast, herpes, STDs, or other explantion, you may have it. Discuss with your doctor, or ask for referral to a doctor familiar with it. Usually effective treatment can be found. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is vagisil good for pregnant women?

Is vagisil good for pregnant women?

If yeast: Vagisil is a commonly used safe option for pregnant women suffering from a vaginal yeast infection. ...Read more